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Governor of Baghdad Assassinated (from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:10 AM
The Governor of Baghdad has been assassinated by gunmen in the Iraqi Capital. The assassination follows a failed attempt on his life in September.
The governor of Baghdad has been assassinated by gunmen in the Iraqi capital, police sources said.

Governor Ali al-Haidri was a target of another assassination attempt in September last year. Details on the attack are still sketchy.

In a separate incident, at least six people have been killed and 40 others injured in a bomb explosion at a police post in Baghdad, officials say.

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This is just breaking so there's not much detail. It's the highest ranking assassination for months.

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:16 AM
The BBC is saying it was a fuel tanker that exploded near the Green Zone.

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:18 AM
Okay CNN is up with it as well:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Baghdad Governor Ali Al-Haidri was assassinated Tuesday morning in Baghdad, according to an Iraq Interior Ministry official.

Witnesses said there was an intense gunbattle between the assassins and the governor's bodyguards.

In a news conference Monday, al-Haidri told reporters the security situation in Baghdad was "perfect" and that elections should go forward as planned later this month.



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